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With Eagles' second longplayer, DESPERADO, the band millions around the world would come to know and love begins to emerge more clearly. Inspired by the exploits of the Doolin-Dalton gang, this concept album likening the rock and roll life to that of Wild West outlaws has the ambitious reach that would become a hallmark of Eagles releases. The set's most famous songs - “Tequila Sunrise” and the title track - were collaborations between drummer Don Henley and guitarist/keyboardist Glenn Frey, a partnership that would eventually define the band. Yet with Bernie Leadon's masterful picking prominent throughout, the set will appeal to country and folk listeners as much as to fans of Eagles' later arena rock moves. Like the group's first album, DESPERADO was produced by Glyn Johns and was another huge hit, selling more than 2 million copies.